Creating a Basement Guest Room

If your basement is finished and you’re looking for a way to create an extra bedroom, your finished basement can be the perfect place. Today, we’re going to share with you a few tips on how to get your finished basement ready for company.

Many times with basement bedrooms, your guests don’t necessarily have a huge amount of storage or closet space, so it’s important to include a cabinet or dresser for them to unpack while they’re staying at your home. A dresser like this Lazy Susan Four Drawer Flat Cabinet, would serve as a great guest room cabinet; large enough to store your guest’s clothes for a week, but not so big that it takes up too much space in your basement guest room.

Lazy Susan Cabinet

In finished basements it is not uncommon to have tile or wood floor. If that is the case with your finished basement, we suggest a rug. Bringing an area rug into any living space can create a warmer ambiance and make a bold statement (depending on the rug). Including an oversized rug under your guest’s bed will not only accentuate the design and color in your space, it also offers an inviting feel to your guest’s room. A bright colored rug like this Uttermost area rug is certain to make a bold statement in your basement guest room.Uttermost rugs

Finally, don’t forget to decorate the walls. Barren walls create a static, unwelcoming room ambience. Include family photographs, paintings or other accent pieces for your walls. By doing so, you not only bring a room’s décor together you’re also creating a more ‘lived in’ feel to your guest bedroom. One tip to consider when hanging pieces on your basement wall is to keep everything eye level – too high or too low and it’ll create the illusion of a more cramped space.

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